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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by xScope, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. rainfreak

    rainfreak Lurker

    This is the best browser for Android period. You did a nice job xSpope and I am looking forward to all of the great new features that youare working on.

    Keep up the good work!
     



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  2. BoulderAndroidFan

    BoulderAndroidFan Android Enthusiast

    I sent the xscope developer an email about this but I cannot see embedded youtube links on websites including this one using the latest version of xscope. I like almost everything else about it especially the speed. I'm running 2.1 and the stock browser has no problems.
     
  3. kbayer

    kbayer Android Enthusiast

  4. packetdog

    packetdog Lurker

    Hi garvkapur,

    It's been stated in previous posts in this thread that the 'Lite' version does not support Multitouch. While I feel like there is some confusion amongst all of the different versions, maybe xScope, the developer can address the differences in Lite vs. the others.

    Some other issues you may be running into could be caused by the previously documented issues with the multitouch on the Nexus One when pitted against the Motorola Droid. See this video for an example.

    -ph
     
  5. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    retailmessiah,

    If android 2.0+, both lite and paid versions support multi-touch.
    If android 1.5/1.6, no.

    This is totally determined by the SDK provided by Google.


     
  6. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Anyone can confirm this? No problem on my Droid and G1.

     
  7. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

  8. BoulderAndroidFan

    BoulderAndroidFan Android Enthusiast

    Could be that I'm running a leaked version of 2.1 in an Htc eris. Xscope has been very responsive my comments. It's the video links that don't appear that are embedded on blogs and others sites from youtube. But youtube sites themselves site and play the videos fine. As does vimeo.

    Hope there's someone else who can corroborate.
     
  9. BoulderAndroidFan

    BoulderAndroidFan Android Enthusiast

    Could be that I'm running a leaked version of 2.1 in an Htc eris. Xscope has been very responsive my comments. It's the video links that don't appear that are embedded on blogs and others sites from youtube. But youtube sites themselves site and play the videos fine. As does vimeo.

    Hope there's someone else who can corroborate.
     
  10. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer

    WHY?

    My Hero running Android 1.5 perfectly supports multitouch / pinch and zoom in other apps including the HTC browser, so why not xScope? The only requirement should be a capacitive screen.
     
  11. sklnrzs

    sklnrzs Lurker

    I love xscope however I can not find a way to forward a link to another via email. Am i missing this or do I just have to cut and paste from the url?
    Any help would be appreciated
     
  12. ska.t73

    ska.t73 Android Expert

    Xscope, just wanted to chime in here... the browser is awesome. It is the first app I have paid for and did so gladly, developers like you deserve to be supported. Keep up the good work!
     
  13. droiiiiid

    droiiiiid Member

    Because from a development point of view, the Dev Kit doesn't support multitouch easily for those older versions of Android.

    It would take him MUCH more work to make it function, and it's probably just not feasible.
     
  14. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    This is a classic fragmentation of the android system.
    In software terms, we consider whatever maintained from Google as trunk while all others branches. The branches could have much better features (like the MT you have mentioned from HTC). However those branches' APIs is not part of the standard SDK and usually not accessible to third party developers. Android 1.5 doesn't support MT. But modified 1.5 branch of HTC does. However usually developers write apps run across 1.5 rather than HTC device only. In this case, developers just can't use HTC's API (theoritically can through reflections but in practice few people will do that).

     
  15. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Long press URL in address box. Then the link is copied to clipboard also share options popup. Thanks
     
  16. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Love this app! :D It's great stuff.

    I'm wondering though if it does or does not include Flash. I'm using the Sprint Hero with a 2.1 ROM and websites that require flash aren't working. However, if I use the stock browser that comes with the ROM, Flash works just fine. So I'm wondering if this is a fault in the app or if maybe just the app doesn't play nicely with the ROM?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  17. hood420

    hood420 Android Enthusiast

    Does Xscope sync with Google Bookmarks?
     
  18. DarthPingu

    DarthPingu Lurker

    Hi xScope,

    Would it be possible to add an option to disable pinch-zoom (but keeping pin-zoom active)?

    I've been having problems with xScope zooming in and out whenever I try and flick-scroll a bit too fast. I think it's caused by the multitouch registering a 2nd click which causes a pinch-zoom to be detected.

    Btw, Dolphin also seems to have this problem, whereas the stock browser on my phone (multitouch-enabled) doesn't, so there must be a way to avoid it without just disabling multitouch, but having the option to disable it would be great for now.
     
  19. Pitamakan

    Pitamakan Android Enthusiast

    Just downloaded xScope, and I have to say -- I'm impressed as hell. This thing is both fast and powerful, and it's new default browser.

    My only complaint: the ugly icon. I hope you guys can work on that someday. :)
     
  20. gmermel

    gmermel Well-Known Member

    Drodwned my Droid last week. Had to reload my apps. Sweeterhome was running great onold phone. Currently have significant slowdowns on booting phone, when activating trays and when returning from other apps. How do I check if its my os vs sweeterhome and any suggested remedies?. if sweeterhome what should I do.
     
  21. RocknSteve

    RocknSteve Member

    If only people had seen what this started out like. I'm not ripping on xScope (he already knows my true feelings about him... I mean his app... ;)) by any means. I just remember when you were starting off with the whole project. It was fun to watch it evolve. But anyways, back on topic, the original icon was worse so I still find this one to be a huge improvement (not saying there's not room for more!).
     
  22. Pitamakan

    Pitamakan Android Enthusiast

    OK, here's an xScope question. One of the main things I use mobile web for is clicking through to links from news feeds and e-mail. In the stock browser, after I've read the webpage I can just click the back button to return to the other program, but that's not the case with xScope. I don't suppose I can change xScope's behavior in those situations to match that of the default browser?
     
  23. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    I like the browser BUT I have one issue. When attempting to long press the back key, the menu flashes on and off in rapid succession. When I release the button I sometimes get the menu, sometimes I don't and sometimes the app is sent to the back. It make the menu feature useless. The same feature works fine in Steel, Dolphin, etc. I'm using the 1.5/1.6 lite version on a Samsung Moment.
     
  24. Pitamakan

    Pitamakan Android Enthusiast

    I should clarify this a bit ... the expected behavior does happen if xScope isn't running when I click on a weblink contained in another app. If xScope is running, though, hitting the back key keeps me in xScope rather than returns me to the other app.
     
  25. xScope

    xScope Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for reporting this. I have found the same. Not realizing that the same code can behaves so differently on different android systems. I will find a fix.

     
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